Sanchi stepped a few paces forward in search of net work . She was walking in the dark . She hit with the stand of a steel almirah and started bleeding .
” Ouch ! My foot ” winced Sanchi
” Why are you doing stupid things like this ? Did you hurt your foot ? ” said a concerned Kabir
” I was not doing stupid things . I was just searching for the phones network. ” said Sanchi angrily
Kabir made Sanchi sit on a drum nearby . He examined her foot which was bleeding . He quickly went to the cupboard nearby and took out bandages . He perfectly bandaged her wounds . She was looking at him in a confused manner . Just when a ward boy opened the store room . Kabir and Sanchi got very happy as if they got any treasure . They went out of the room .
Sanchi and Kabir were in the room packing the last bag of luggage. They had two bags of luggages. Obviously one for Sanchi and the other for Kabir.
” So ? Packing’s done, right? ” asked Kabir .
“Yeah ! We are all done .” Said Sanchi
” We need to catch the flight for Odisha early tomorrow. So, better sleep ” said Kabir in a ordering tone .
” Yeah ! You are right . We should sleep ” murmured Sanchi .
” Good night ” greeted Kabir
” Good Night ! ” Replied Sanchi .
The next morning both of them got ready and went to the airport . They were now finally sitting inside the flight. The air hostess was informing necessary precautions . The sitting arrangement was like this that Kabir is sitting near the window with Sanchi in the middle and a boy in the end . The flight took off . Sanchi closed her eyes and soon she drifted into a deep sleep . She rested her head on Kabir’s shoulder . Kabir was looking at her lovingly . When flight landed Sanchi was awake and now they were in BIJU PATNAIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT .
” Where are we going now ? ” asked Sanchi as she sat in the cab .
” Obviously to the hotel ! ” said Kabir .
” What about sightseeing ? ” asked a confused Sanchi
” Are you not tired ? ” asked Kabir
” No ” said a annoyed Sanchi
” Then, we can go for sightseeing ” said Kabir .
Kabir asked the cab driver about any sites which are insteresting to see . The driver suggested them to go to NANDANKANAN ; the zoo . Sanchi was really excited to go to the zoo because she has heard a lot about the white tigers of Odisha .
***Author’s note : I have visited Nandankanan and seriously it’s a place to see . You will amazed by the surroundings . I just gave some pictures but there’s lot more to see . There is observatory ,there is a library and aquarium ,reptile house in there and many more things ,it’s amazing place to see .A toy train is also there for children .So request you all to go and visit Nandankanan ,it’s a very good place.***
Sanchi was literally jumping looking at all the animals . One can say that she is a great animal lover . After visting Nandankanan, they straightly went to the hotel . Here, Sanchi and Kabir had to stay in one room as room was booked by Kusum . Hopefully it was a HONEYMOON SUITE although they’re not married .Kabir went to freshen up and came back .
” Umm ! I’m going to freshen up ” was her awkward reply when she saw the bedroom .
” Ya sure ! ” replied Kabir with a red face .
After sometime, Sanchi opened the bathroom door slightly and peeked out . She hesitated for a moment but then demolished it .
” Umm ! Kabir ” called Sanchi sweetly
” You done ? Ok come out … We will go to have lunch ” said Kabir
” We can go after I come out … please do me a favour . ” said Sanchi pleadingly
” Sure ! What is it ? ” asked Kabir
” I forgot to bring my clothes . Please bring them for me . They are on the bed . I’ve kept them there ” said Sanchi coming straight to the point while she closed her eyes .
Kabir smiled at her gesture while a evil thought came to his mind .
” I can’t bring them to you .. I’m busy messaging Maa ! ” said Kabir
” Please ! Please ! I beg you , please ” pleaded Sanchi
Kabir burst out laughing and gave her clothes . They slept peacefully that night . The next they planned to visit the famous JAGANNATH TEMPLE OF PURI. They headed to Puri that day
** Oh Almighty ! Give her all the success and love she wants . Please make her life prosper . Give all happiness in the world to her .** – Kabir
** He is a great man . He knows how to respect woman . Please give him all the pleasure, joy, happiness,success and love in his life which he deserves .** -Sanchi
” I want to eat Abhada ( food items served as prasad of jagannath) ..I have heard about it .. I have also heard that it is cooked in stacks of pots where the topmost pot gets cooked first ” said Sanchi sharing her knowledge with Kabir
Kabir admires her and listens to her quietly
” You know that patitapabana flag flows in the opposite direction of wind .Every day the flag is changed. No birds are seen flying above the temple . Also, there is no shadow of the temple ” Said Sanchi .
***Author’s note for Reader’s knowledge : The Shree Jagannath Temple (Odia: ଶ୍ରୀ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ମନ୍ଦିର) of Puri is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath, a form of lord Vishnu, located on the eastern coast of India, at Puri in the state of Odisha. The temple is an important pilgrimage destination and one of the four great ‘Char Dham’ pilgrimage sites, found at India’s four cardinal points. The present temple was rebuilt from the 10th century onwards, on the site of an earlier temple, and begun by King Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva, first of the Eastern Ganga dynasty.The temple is famous for its annual Ratha Jatra, or chariot festival, in which the three principal deities are pulled on huge and elaborately decorated temple cars. These gave their name to the English term Juggernaut. Unlike the stone and metal icons found in most Hindu temples, the image of Jagannath is made of wood and is ceremoniously replaced every twelve or nineteen years by an exact replica.The Gods Mahaprabhu Jagannath, Badathakura Balabhadra and the Goddess Subhadra constitute the main trinity of deities worshiped at the temple. The temple iconography depicts these three Gods sitting on the bejewelled platform or the Ratnabedi in the inner sanctum.
The Sudarshan Chakra, deities of Madanmohan, Sridevi and Vishwadhatri are also placed on the Ratnavedi. The temple icons of Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan Chakra are made from sacred Neem logs known as Daru. Depending on the season the deities are adorned in different garbs and jewels. Worship of these deities pre-date the temple structure and may have originated in an ancient tribal shrine.***
Finally they went to the Puri beach. They played in water with each . They were having quality time with each other .
** I think I’m falling for you Sanchi ! I’m in love with you Sanchi ! I hope you also feel the same for me . If not, then I will give you space ** – Kabir
They visited the LINGARAJ TEMPLE next . Worshipped there and drank the famous lingaraj lassi there . They were really having some good moments here . They were coming closer than never before . They never had so much transparency.
Their next station was KONARK ; THE SUN TEMPLE . They worshipped the Sun god . They then went to the CHANDRABHAGA BEACH alongside the temple . They were sitting near the shore admiring the view .
” I’m loving this ! I never had so much fun even with Isha and Pragya. Many people are wrong with you but that’s also not their fault . Who knew you would be so caring and kind . If they knew, they wouldn’t have named you Khadoos ” said Sanchi with a laugh
” Jokes Apart ! Sanchi, I want to tell you something ” said Kabir
” Yeah ! Shoot ” said Sanchi looking at him with a smile
” Sanchi ! I…I …lo..I.. ” said Kabir as he stammered .
” Yeah ! Tell me ” said Sanchi supportively .
” I love you Sanchi ! ” Said Kabir .
Suddenly tears brimmed in Sanchi’s eyes . She gave him a tight slap .
” What do you think yourself ? Whenever we try to keep our differences aside you just jump between with something as mad as Love ” bursted Sanchi .
” Earth to Kabir ! Kabir ! Kabirrr ! ” Her voice startled him out of his imagination. He was day dreaming . He wiped the sweat of his forehead .
” Let’s go to have dinner somehere .. we have last three days here ” said Kabir as he got up .
” No ! First you tell me what you wanted to tell me ” said Sanchi
” I wanted to tell you that Tomorrow we will be visiting all the museums . You love museums, right ? ” said Kabir forcing a fake smile
” Yeah ! Then it’s Ok ! Let’s go and have dinner ” said Sanchi .
Both of them were having dinner . They started with drinks which were soft for Sanchi but alcoholic for Kabir . They then ate starters and main course and ended with drinks again . Kabir was drinking on to hide his pain . He was uncontrallable now . Sanchi by the help of Hotel staffs took him hotel room . He plopped down to the bed . Sanchi removed his clothes and shoes . She was about to go when she felt that he has held her wrist . He pulled her on himself in his drunk state . Sanchi somehow managed to free herself . She was going when she heard “I LOVE YOU SANCHI ” from his mouth . She was shocked and tears brimmed in her eyes and she ran from there crying .
** Whenever I have faith on him, he does something unexpected . I know that I can’t control his emotions but he could have . Why did he love me ? Why ? **
After hours crying, she went to sleep . After the trip, when they returned to their home, the next day was the wedding day !!!!
Hey Guys ! I know it turned out to be a boring chappy ! But I assure next one will be better . Until then keep loving and keep reading .